Valerie Jarrett Responds to Racist Tweet: "Roseanne Who?"
"This isn’t what keeps me up at night. What keeps me up at night are those families being separated on the border," said Jarrett about the tweet.
On Wednesday's episode of The View, Valerie Jarrett opened up about Roseanne Barr's racist tweet directed at her.
When asked how she felt about the tweet and backlash against the actress that followed, the former Obama aide said, "Roseanne who?"
"In all seriousness, as I said before, I'm fine," she said. "I am just fine."
In May, Barr tweeted, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj." After widespread backlash, Barr deleted the tweet and ABC canceled the highly rated revival of her eponymous sitcom.
"If one of you said something like that about me, it might hurt my feelings, but this isn’t what keeps me up at night," she said. "What keeps me up at night are those families being separated on the borders. Or our children who go to school worrying about whether or not they're going to be safe and the parents dropping them off. These are the things that keep me up at night. Not a racist tweet."
Co-host Sunny Hostin added that Barr will not disappear from the public eye anytime soon. "Roseanne is actually gonna be sitting with Sean Hannity, I believe tomorrow, to give her first television interview since this all happened," Hostin said.
When asked what she hopes Barr says during the interview, Jarrett responded, "Less is more. Don’t you think?"
"As I said, I think there's just so many issues that are more important," she said. "I won't be watching. I hope you all won't be watching either."
Watch the interview below.
"ROSEANNE WHO?" @ValerieJarrett reacts to Roseanne Barr's racist tweet about her: "In all seriousness ... I'm fine, I am just fine."— The View (@TheView) July 25, 2018
"This isn't what keeps me up at night. What keeps me up at night are those families being separated on the borders ... not a racist tweet." pic.twitter.com/2GFK2UZwlQ